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Meet the City Manager

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Scott Dixon moved here from a small town, but Ennis’ new city manager has hit the ground running and shows no indications of being small time. Observers said he has dug in quickly and begun addressing matters important to Ennis. But he’s also a sports fan, writer, husband and father. Born in Nashville, he celebrated […]

Painting the town blue

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Of its much illustrated past, two known parts of Ennis still abound; the celebration of Czech culture in May, and the blanketing of its hills in the state flower of Texas. Already beginning to sprout in select locations, bluebonnets will soon spring forth in abundance. It can mean only one thing – the start of […]

Mother of 5 diagnosed with rare cancer

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Trisha Castillo went to the doctor only a couple weeks ago after suffering from severe abdominal pain. What the doctor told her is what she and her family feared most – she has cancer for the second time. Castillo is a cancer survivor, and only recently did doctors tell her that it was the rare […]

Lynch Speaks To Rotary

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On Tuesday, he visited the Rotary Club of Ennis to speak about adaptive leadership, as is written in his book “Adapt or Die.” There were nine points he presented on how to be an effective, adaptive leader. He gave tips to the club on how to focus on opportunities instead obstacles, how to make decisions […]

Griefshare series begins Tuesday

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A support group for people grieving since the loss of a loved one through death, Griefshare, starts a new series on Tuesday in downtown Ennis. Part of the international organization, Griefshare is facilitated by Paul and Aleta Penfold. It begins Feb. 23 with a sequence of sessions that commence at 7 p.m. and end at […]

City, hospital differ on obstetrics

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Close to a month has passed since Ennis Regional Medical Center announced it would be closing its obstetrics unit, and last week the unit was shut down completely, according to Terri Barton, director of marketing and physician relations. Since the announcement, the hospital’s board of directors has asked the city to amend the development agreement […]

Cost of police facility still unclear


Despite an architectural feasibility study presented to the Crime Control and Prevention board Monday evening, directors were left with more questions than answers after a contentious two-sided meeting. The major question that remained is what a new police facility will cost, as a police facility was one of a few things sold to citizens when […]

Ballot set for May 7 city elections


Voters now know who will be on the ballot when they head to the polls for the May 7 Ennis ISD and City of Ennis general election. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!</a>

Downtown pub in question over ordinance


  Finn MacCool’s pub announced recently it would be bringing a new bar to downtown Ennis, but those plans could be slightly delayed. Originally hoping for a March opening, the business could be held up by an old city ordinance that doesn’t allow for bars in Ennis. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! […]

Missing dog spawns reward

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Wilda Fisher’s hot water heater was on the fritz and the maintenance man was at her residence at Grace Townhomes in Ennis to repair it. Her 14-year-old Chihuahua, Coco, needed to go outside, she she let the dog out of the home. See the report in the Ennis Daily News! <ahref=”http://www.etypeservices.com/Ennis%20Daily%20NewsID64/”>Click here to sign up […]

Ennis invites townsfolk to improve hospitality skills

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Ennis Chamber of Commerce, Ennis Main Street, and Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau are partnering to host a free hospitality class on Monday, Feb. 29 at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The one-hour session will be held at the Ennis Chamber of Commerce, 108 Chamber of Commerce Dr. It has been said that […]

Firefighters camping out

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Ennis firefighters at the city’s Fire Station No. 2 are going camping, but not in the way you might think. At this campout, there’s no hiking or fishing, and there’s definitely no roasting marshmallows or telling scary stories around a campfire. The only resemblance this odd experience for the firefighters holds to actual camping is […]

Of Rescue & Recovery

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On Jan. 28, Alixx Santos’ family was fearful for her life. On her way home that night, Santos lost control of her father’s pickup truck and veered off the road. The vehicle rolled over, she went out a window, and she was left pinned under the truck for hours in near-freezing temperatures. The family says […]

Friends Help Library

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  On Friday, Feb. 12, the Friends of the Ennis Public Library (FoEPL) made a $500 contribution toward the renovation on the library’s Learning Center. Plans are underway to increase the seating capacity and flexibility of the center which is used for presentations, training, meetings, programs for children and teens as well as classes, book […]

City hears DMP

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All the planning and legwork put forth by Ennis officials and the city-contracted firm Mesa Planning was well noted Monday in front of the City Commission when the Ennis Main Street board presented the latest draft of the proposed downtown master plan. The plan won’t be up for approval until the commission’s next meeting in […]

Local girl, big city style

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Randy Bryan Bigham Contributor [email protected] D’Lynn Brumley Davis is an Ellis County girl from the word bluebonnet. Brought up in Palmer, she lives in Bristol where being a wife, mom and grandma is her life’s delight. But Davis also has a job in Big D — and not just any job. She drives to work […]

C&M Trailers building burns

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Ennis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at C&M Trailers, a trailer assembly plant. The fire damaged a building that housed the paint booth, and Fire Chief Jeff Aycock speculated that the fire might have come from there. “The fire marshal is going out there today, but it […]

Curry makes announcement for Precinct 3 constable race


Henry Curry publicly announced this week his candidacy for Precinct 3 Ellis County constable. “I am thankful to God for allowing me to be a candidate for Ellis County Constable Precinct 3,” Curry said in a release. Curry is currently employed as a deputy constable in Dallas’ Precinct 4 under Constable Roy Williams. He has […]

Pruitt running for Ward 1 seat

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Ennis resident Rowdy Pruitt officially announced Friday his candidacy for the Ward 1 City Commission seat. Pruitt is a lifelong resident of Ennis and a resident in Ward 1 for the past 20 years. A 10-year member of the Ennis Building Standards Commission, Pruitt believes he has the public office experience to represent his ward. […]

Commission may approve upcoming events Monday


The Ennis City Commission will meet Monday at 7 p.m., and one item on the agenda is the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show, which debuted last year at the Texas Motorplex as part of the city’s Freedom Festival. The fireworks show would cost the city $30,000 and would need a budget amendment approved by […]

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